Today's News

  • Man charged after parents find meth under bed

    A Lawrenceburg man is behind bars after his parents turned him in for having what police say is methamphetamine hidden beneath his bed.
    Christopher “Kyle” Kessinger, 33, of 1031 Woodspoint Road was taken into custody Feb. 8 when Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Kessinger’s parents.
    In his report, Taylor wrote that he received a call from Kessinger’s father, asking him to come to the residence regarding narcotics.

  • Man charged with drunk hunting will stand trial

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with hunting under the influence and wanton endangerment allegedly fired a shot that struck retired state Fish and Wildlife officer Rex Burkhead while dove hunting last September, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    David Gaines, 44, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive is scheduled to stand trial on those charges March 11.
    In a statement on file in the courthouse, Burkhead claims he and several others were hunting doves when Gaines “stood up, aimed his gun directly at us and fired twice.”

  • Man wearing two security monitors busted for theft

    A 28-year-old Lawrenceburg man who court records show has been charged in 29 criminal cases made it an even 30 Monday when he was arrested for theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing.
    At the time of his arrest, Shelby Waford, of 1375 Gilbert’s Creek Road, was wearing not one but two electronic monitoring devices attached to his ankles, according to police, who charged him and another man with stealing scrap metal from a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Also charged was Charles W. Hall, 32, of Salt River Road.

  • BOYS' REGIONAL BASKETBALL: Bearcats escape with win over Owen

    NEW CASTLE – It all came down to one defensive stop.

    Ross Cox made it and Christian Estes sank two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Anderson County a 50-47 win over Owen County in a heart-stopper in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Monday night.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE – About the only surprise in Anderson County's 54-26 win over Spencer County in the 30th District semi-final last Tuesday was that the margin wasn't worse.

    Anderson controlled the opening tip, got a 3-pointer from Alex Avritt on its first possession and never looked back as the Lady Bearcats claimed their 20th straight win and improved to 28-1.

  • Dancers perform at Pacers' game
  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Sizzling Bearcats burn Shelby in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE – Every game is different, but Austin Cummins might wish things would turn out like they did last Tuesday every time he steps on the basketball court.

    A sophomore whose status for the post-season was in question just a few days before, Cummins blistered the nets for 36 points and a school record as Anderson County routed Shelby County, 77-37, in the boys' 30th District semi-final at Collins High School.

  • Directions to North Oldham High School

    The Eighth Region Girls' Basketball Tournament will be held at North Oldham High School for the first time.

  • GIRLS' REGIONAL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats continue quest for Sweet 16

    It is now down to three games for the Anderson County girls' basketball team.

    Three Eighth Region Tournament games to put an exclamation point on a historic season or to have a bitter ending.

  • OUTDOORS: Now is the time to enjoy a bit of what is to come

    It is a typical Kentucky February as I write this month’s column. It is actually sunny and 60 degrees, windy and feels more like early April with spring turkey season coming on. I just spent the last hour or so checking game cameras and walking some fence rows in search of antler sheds. The weather feels great today but by “typical Kentucky February” I mean things will change weather wise.